Head, Business Development & Donor Compliance

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

Plan International has been working in Uganda since 1992, supporting vulnerable children, young people, and their families to break the cycle of poverty. The current strategy, which will end in 2027, is focusing on the following main areas of programming 1) Inclusive Quality Education which programme hosts ECD programming, school WASH and YEE, 2) Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights which programme focuses on adolescent health and school health which are major priorities of the government of Uganda. This programme also hosts our work on gender-transformative child protection. The strategy further has key crosscutting areas, and these include lead under which Plan International’s Youth engagement work is undertaken, climate change and humanitarian assistance. Plan International Uganda’s country office is located in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda and we have three sponsorship-supported Programme Implementation areas located in eastern Uganda, Northern Uganda and West Nile.

The Head of Business Development and Donor Compliance is a member of the Country Leadership Team and manages the Business Development Unit (BDU) as well as overall Donor Compliance and in particular timely donor reporting working cross functionally with other departmental leads under Finance and Programmes. The Head of Business Development and Donor Compliance is responsible for leading all of Plan International Uganda’s Programme development mandate as per the approved country strategy. The role among other critical roles is entrusted with the mandate of building strong donor relationships in the country, fostering strategic relationships among development partners, the Private Sector, INGOs and local NGOs to ensure Plan International is a go-to partner in Uganda.

About you

You will be a values-based and feminist leader, deeply comfortable with purpose-driven resource mobilisation and fundraising, and with a demonstrable commitment to gender equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion. You have extensive demonstrable experience in senior leadership with a track record of supporting leadership in international development. You have experience in the development of resource mobilisation strategies and plans. Experience in risk assessment working with diversified donor portfolios and appropriately guiding management.

Only applications in English will be considered.

Location: We will be recruiting globally for this role, but the individual must be based in Kampala, Uganda, and therefore support with relocation is available.

Type of Role:

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: 31st May 2024

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

How to apply

Head, Business Development & Donor Compliance (plan-international.org)

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